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Karasuma Kyoto Hotel

Karasuma Shijo, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto 600-8412 Kyoto Prefecture
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#108 of 597 hotels in Kyoto

See why so many travellers make Karasuma Kyoto Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Kyoto. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service while staying at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel. In addition, Karasuma Kyoto Hotel offers an on-site restaurant, which will help make your Kyoto trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is paid private parking available on-site.

While staying at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, visitors can check out Kyoto Station Building (1.1 mi) and Sannenzaka Ninenzaka (1.3 mi), some of Kyoto's top attractions.

If you’re looking for a Korean restaurant, consider a visit to Chifaja Saiin, Grilled Beef Masuichi Sakaimachi Nishiki, or Taishitei, Kiyamachi, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Karasuma Kyoto Hotel.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Nishiki Market (0.3 mi), Gion (0.9 mi), and Kyoto National Museum (1.1 mi), which are all within walking distance of the hotel.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel as you experience all of the things Kyoto has to offer.

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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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English, Chinese, Japanese
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KongHans1 wrote a review Mar 2020
Kristiansand, Norway376 contributions128 helpful votes
Central placed with walking distance to shopping bazars, exotic restaurants, and, if you can walk 2 km Imperial Palace, not so far from a must visit. Breakfast is served in the 3th floor, and you can choose from western or japanese food. Plenty of choices. Bathroom is very small, actually too small in my opinion. Carpet on the floor looks dirty, but is not, just old. Cleaning is first class all over, with new linen every evening. And the staff is as usual in Japan, very polite and friendly.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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NICHOLAS T wrote a review Feb 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates4503 contributions648 helpful votes
Karasuma Kyoto Hotel served our purposes very well. It was near the train station and central Kyoto. Our double room was a decent size with good storage although the bathroom was very small. The shower however was good enough - warm and with decent power. The hotel was very clean and the staff all very nice. The buffet breakfast was a mixture of Asian and western food. It was nothing special but set things up well for the day. There was also a basement bar in the hotel - the Anchor Bar - and Starbucks on the ground floor for those wanting a caffeine hit. Taxis were readily available from the road at the front of the hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Woohouse wrote a review Nov 2019
London17 contributions30 helpful votes
Perfectly acceptable, if old-fashioned, mid-market business hotel. Small rooms, tiny bathrooms, and no washing machines, but good breakfasts, and above exit for Shijo subway station, with good links to everywhere. Plenty of food and drink options nearby. Pro tip: buy patisserie from Le Bon Vivre two doors down for breakfast.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Intrepid8 wrote a review Oct 2019
Brunswick, Maine88 contributions89 helpful votes
The hotel offers the experience one expects from a first class hotel in Japan - a welcoming, helpful staff conversation in English, a comfortable room with good beds, shower, substantial breakfast choices, quiet, and convenient to transportation within Kyoto and southern Honshu.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Oystein F wrote a review Oct 2019
Gardonne, France321 contributions99 helpful votes
There are hundreds of hotels in Kyoto but I was lucky to find one with a subway station just in front of it - on the main street - Karasuma. The hotel itself was a lovely surprise with quiet nice rooms, and best of all, a breakfast table with everything you could wish for, hot and cold. And the staff was so attentive. Definitely the place I would like to stay in next time Kyoto is on my itinerary.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Karasuma Kyoto Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Ninja Dojo and Store (0.1 km), Nishiki Market Shopping District (0.4 km), and Kyoto Kimono Rental Sakura (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tonshabu Hide, Kyoto Shijo Karasuma, Goichi Pizza, and IPPUDO Nishikikoji.
Is Karasuma Kyoto Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Kyoto.
Are any cleaning services offered at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Karasuma Kyoto Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (4.0 km), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (2.4 km), and Sanjusangendo Temple (1.9 km).
Is Karasuma Kyoto Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.